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Watch new iPad Pro ads highlighting portability, all-day battery and educational features

Yesterday, Apple expanded its collection of iPad Pro ads based on real tweets from real people with a trio of new videos running fifteen seconds long each. The commercials highlight the device’s light weight, portability, all-day battery life and the many advantages it brings to students in school. Using the “Real problems… answered” tagline, the clips can be streamed from Apple’s official YouTube channel.

Apple’s new “Live Bright” ad highlights best Apple Watch Series 2 features

Apple on Friday published a new commercial for Apple Watch Series 2 via its YouTube channel. Titled “Live Bright” and running one minute and fourteen seconds long, the video takes viewers on a quick tour of some of the best new features of Apple’s second-generation wearable device, including built-in GPS, water resistance to 50 meters, a dual-core S2 chip “and a display that’s two times brighter than before”.

Galaxy S8 biometrics can be tricked by a headshot

Samsung’s newly introduced Galaxy S8 features iris scanning and facial recognition via the front-facing camera. Both these features can be used to unlock the phone for those times when you don’t feel like reaching your finger around the back and feeling for its built-in fingerprint reader alongside the rear camera. iDeviceHelp posted a hands-on video with Galaxy S8’s biometrics.

They concluded that eyeballs and faces are not as secure as fingerprints because the phone could be tricked into unlocking by scanning a user’s headshot.

Here’s latest Apple Park drone flyover ahead of grand opening in April

Apple Park should be ready for more than 12,000 employees to begin occupying in April, although landscaping and other finishing touches will take six more months to complete.

As it appears, the main ring-shaped building should be soon open to employees in some of the wings.

Drone pilot Matthew Roberts just posted his latest flyover footage of the 175 acre campus in glorious 4K resolution, showing continued work on landscaping, solar installations and more.

Hands on with what’s new in watchOS 3.2

Two days ago, Apple released watchOS 3.2 for all Apple Watch models with two newsworthy improvements: Siri in apps and a new Theater Mode toggle in Control Center. With watchOS 3.2, Apple’s SiriKit framework that debuted alongside iOS 10 is now available to watchOS developers.

Hands-on video: everything new in macOS Sierra 10.12.4

Apple yesterday unleashed a barrage of OS updates with iOS 10.3, macOS Sierra 10.12.4, watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.2. We’ve already posted our “What’s New in iOS 10.3” hands-on and now our resident video editor Andrew O’Hara has done the same for the latest Sierra update.

Check out everything macOS Sierra 10.12.4 has to offer and let us know what you think in comments.

YouTuber builds his own red iPhone 7 with black front

When Apple unveiled its new iPhone 7 (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition with vibrant red aluminum finish, some people who have been expecting an all-black front face, like yours truly, were left disappointed.

I’ll be the first to admit that a red iPhone with a black screen would look way better than the white bezel.

YouTuber Danny Winget aka JerryRigEerything took it upon himself to build his own Frankenstein red iPhone with a black bezel using a full screen replacement, and the results look fantastic.

iPhone 7 Plus (RED) gets unboxing treatment

YouTuber Marques Brownlee has managed to get his hands on one of Apple’s new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 devices announced yesterday and has now posted an unboxing video on his YouTube channel. Mimicking the handset’s white front face and its vibrant red aluminum casing, product packaging features a white box with red text and red iPhone graphics. The manual that’s shipping in the box sports red branding as well.

Everything Apple announced today

Apple showed today that it doesn’t need a special event to launch a bunch of different products. Without too much fanfare, the company launched a handful of new products and also updated, or rather upgraded a few ones in the process.

For those of you who didn’t have time to read through it all, we’ve put together a short video rounding up everything Apple announced today.

Apple’s Clips app lets you create expressive videos with voice-activated Live Titles & more

Alongside announcing a new low-cost 9.7-inch iPad model with a brighter Retina display and the A9 chip, the iPhone 7/Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition series in a vibrant red finish and new Spring-themed Apple Watch bands, Apple today also announced a brand new iOS app designed to allow users to create expressive videos on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The app is coming soon to App Store so watch this space for further updates.

You can now save your Instagram live videos

Facebook-owned Instagram announced Monday that users can now save their own live-streamed Instagram videos to their iPhone. You can now tap Save in the upper-right corner of a finished live video to save the broadcast to the Photos library on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The iPhone photography app will continue to remove live videos from the interface after you’ve watched them, but you can now hold onto any video to re-watch it later. These updates require Instagram 10.12, available free from App Store.

Galaxy S8 may capture slow motion video at 1,000 FPS & cost less than iPhone 8

According to prolific smartphone leakster Evan Blass, Samsung’s regular Galaxy S8 and the rumored Galaxy S8 Plus models will occupy prices between Apple’s iterative iPhone 7s and a new premium iPhone 8 model that will likely cost more than $1,000 unlocked. Blass also shared genuine-looking press renderings of the next Galaxy smartphone.

Meanwhile, SamMobile is reporting that Galaxy S8’s slow motion video capture mode could blow iPhone 7 out of the water with the ability to capture a thousand frames per second. Apple’s camera partner Sony recently announced a new 19-megapixel CMOS sensor (IMX400), built it into the new Xperia XZ Premium, that can capture slo-mo video at 960 frames per second.